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Alice Coachman

Tuskegee Institute track star Alice Coachman was the first black female athlete to win an Olympic gold medal. At the 1948 London Olympics, Coachman set an Olympic record in the [more]

August 3, 2018

Bryan Kirkland

Oneonta native Bryan Kirkland is a gold medal US Paralympian. He was a member of the 2000 and 2008 gold medal teams in wheelchair rugby and won bronze in 2004. [more]

July 3, 2018

Satchel Paige

Mobile native Leroy “Satchel” Paige was one of the finest pitchers in baseball and certainly the most durable. Early in his career, he played for the Birmingham Black Barons and [more]

July 3, 2018

Mel Allen

Born Melvin Allen Israel, Jefferson County native, Mel Allen, delivered the radio play-by-play for the New York Yankees for 25 years at the height of the team’s success and was [more]

May 25, 2018

Howard Hill

Often referred to as the “World’s Greatest Archer,” Shelby County native Howard Hill was an internationally famous archer best known for his trick shots and prowess as a hunter. He [more]

May 25, 2018

Charles Barkley

Former basketball player and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is one of Alabama’s most recognizable sports stars. Nicknamed “the Round Mound of Rebound” and “Sir Charles,” the Leeds native had [more]

April 13, 2018

Willie Mays

Born in Fairfield, Alabama, Willie Mays is one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game. In 22 major league seasons, mostly with the New York, and later, [more]

April 3, 2018

Bo Jackson

Few individuals in the history of American sport have possessed greater athletic ability than Bessemer, Alabama native Vincent “Bo” Jackson. Auburn University’s second Heisman Trophy winner, a three-time All- SEC [more]

February 20, 2018

Vonetta Flowers

Birmingham native Vonetta Flowers is an American bobsledder. Originally a track and field star, in 2000 she turned her attention to bobsledding and quickly became the top brake woman in [more]

January 19, 2018

Talladega Superspeedway

In the late 1960s, NASCAR founder Bill France was scouting locations for a new race track that would rival the size and speed of Daytona.  Eventually he settled on an [more]

October 5, 2017